Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Winter/Christmas Touches in the Porch

                                                                         Hello everyone,
                                             I hope your week is going well. Even though it has been milder
                                           then it used to be in November I am looking forward to getting
                                           the house decorated for the Christmas season so I made a few
                                           changes to the downstairs bath and  the porch/entry.
                                             The white iron garden bench and planter that where out in the
                                             garden for the summer got a cleaning and some new accessories.
                                         The tree looks real but it came from Homesense.  The greenery and
                                          winterberries are real and add some color.
                     Christmas music will be playing in here shortly to welcome you, as you come into our                              porch.

                                      The cupboard with the chicken wire doors was in the downstair bath
                                    with quilts etc. so now it holds some of my transferware.However, I am
                                    planning on putting in some village houses with lights.
                                              I love to decorate with skates in the winter.
                                              I love the feather wreath in the window.
                               So just a few little changes but it brightened up a gray November day.
                              If you would like to see the spring look for the porch go here
                              For a different look go here or for a French Style look check it out here
                              And then there was the garden theme look here as well.
                              My Mama always says "a change is as good as a rest".......maybe she taught
                              me too well!
     So far I have 164 sweet comments(plus a few email commenters) to enter the giveaway for                    my new book 'Country Christmas'.It is not too late to enter ~ you can
               go here to that post if you would like to leave a comment to be entered. I will send it                                anywhere in the world, through MagCloud.
                          I am excited about it as I love the Christmas season and enjoyed putting together my                                       favorite photos from around our home and garden in winter/Christmas.

                          Locally it will be available by Friday at The Confederation Centre Gift Shop
                                                                                Timeworn Treasures & Antiques.

                               Thank you so much for all your kind words and support!



kami said...

Love it, love it, love it...your porch looks absolutely beautiful:)

Petra said...

Hello Carolyn, your pictures are so well I enjoy it very much. I like the ice skates so much for decoration. Everything looks so nice and color full. Have a nice week, greetings from Holland Petra.

MyBellaCasa said...

Oh how I love the idea of playing Christmas music in the entry. Such a great way to put a visitor in the right spirit. Thanks for sharing.

Tanya Rachelle said...

Beautiful as always! I love the feather wreath! I bet it looks pretty from outdoors too. The skates are wonderful and love seeing them used for decorating too.

June said...

How beautiful this area of your home is Carolyn (every inch of your home is). This looks so serene and lovely. You have such a beautiful style and a talent for adding just the right touch to a room.
My gardening is all done for the year and while I know I will miss going out every day to do a little of this and that, I am thankful for the rest. My garden isn't nearly as large and lovely as yours but sometimes it seem like more than I can keep up with most days. I hope over the winter I can store a little more energy in this ol' body for next gardening season :)))
sending hugs...

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your porch looks great, Carolyn! I love the way you change it up. Love the ice skates. I just found a pair over the Summer that I will be incorporating into my Winter/Christmas decorating.

Debra Oliver said...

oh, I love this space Carolyn! the wall color is my favorite, and the winterberries and branches are just perfect!

Linda said...

I love your porch in all its looks.
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Pamela Gordon said...

Your entry porch looks sweet with the pop of red berries and the little tree. I'm all finished decorating I think, except for my tree. I hear we may get snow on Saturday here. That may be tree day. Have a nice week!

Dining Delight said...

Love the crispness of all the white items which makes your Christmas décor stand out! And you mention playing music out there soon - so welcoming! I think your village items will look great in your "chicken wire cupboard" as well!


Bernideen said...

Every square inch - pure delight!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I like your use of winter whites and yes, skates do add a charming addition to the seasonal decor.

A Primitive Homestead said...

Your porch is so fresh and inviting. Wonderful job.

Susan said...

Hello Carolyn. Loved all the photos.

Saw a pair of ice skates in a store today and thought of you!

I am so happy you have done a second book. You should have an entire series with your gorgeous photos! Susan

Olga Retterath said...

Hello Carolym,
the decoration is so nice again.
Greetings Olga

Shabby soul said...

In a beat of eyes your home change and it's already Christmas mood... I love every one of your changes darling Carolyn!

Mary Clewley said...

What a beautiful space you have created! I am so excited to hear about your 2nd book coming out.
Congratulations! You are so blessed.

A Romantic Porch said...

Carolyn, Your porch is absolutely gorgeous!
xo rachel

oh-my-home said...

Beautiful porch!